Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

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Cast

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Devereaux Burke
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Martha Ronda
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Thomas Craden
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Minniver Bryan
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Anthony Demmet
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Luther Kilgore
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Tom Crockett
Lowell Gilmore ...
Captain Elliott
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Mizette
Lucius Cook ...
Seth Moulton
Ralph Reed ...
Bud Yoakum
Ric Roman ...
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Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda. Written by Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)

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The Battle for Texas and the Battle of the Sexes! See more »


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8 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Estrela do Destino  »

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$1,600,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Boasts three best actor Oscar winners: Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, and Broderick Crawford. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, they use pistols and rifles that did not exist at the time Texas entered the union. See more »

Quotes

Bud Yoakum: Sir, I thought you said a smart man knows when to quit.
Devereaux Burke: Who says I'm smart?
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Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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Moonlight Is Meant for Lovers
Sung by Ava Gardner
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Poorly conceived...
1 June 2003 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

I afraid even with the starpower involved in this one since there's not much they can do with a poor script.

Convoluted plot about the annexation of Texas into the union, it involves the opposing forces of Gable and Broderick Crawford in a fight to see whether Texas will become a state, or an independent republic.

Although there's plenty of action, too much of the film gets bogged down in the romance between Gable and Gardner. I guess MGM needed another vehicle for the two of them after THE HUCKSTERS (1947) or MOGAMBO (1953)

And the battle scene and what happens to Crawford at the end is unreal. It turns into a 'Let's all unite for Texas' kinda of a thing that looks implausible, especially after what's been going on for the previous 94 minutes.

If they had a better script it might have turned out to be something more entertaining. 4 out of 10


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